CONFUO©O on BitTorrent - liable file sharing with swarming
Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks are ideally suited for content distribution due to their inherent properties such as scalability, load balancing and fault-tolerance. Bandwidth and storage are provided by the participating peers. Thus, from a commercial point of view, P2P networks are highly attractive. On the other hand, P2P networks are heavily misused for illegal file sharing. As a consequence, users and operators are not only threatened by law suits. In this article we present, how the security concepts CONFUO cO is based on can be integrated within the Bit- Torrent protocol. The key concept is to build a content aware network and to establish a self policing method. First, each user is liable for the distribution of nonauthorized files. Second, each user's content and activities are scrutinized by the peers a user exchanges content with.